Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mysterious Drug Death Has Narconon-Georgia Connection?

Narconon Georgia Investigation Full Coverage
[OCT.17.12] Popping up yesterday on two Scientology related bulletin-boards (WhyWeProtest & ReachingForTheTippingPoint) a report of a drug related death in Gwinnett County, GA. At first glance, it seems to be an unfotunate drug overdose discovered in the Peachtree Corners office park on Aug. 13th.

Scientology's Narconon-Georgia
But if you follow different local-blogging news reports along with the anonymous information provided on the deceased, you begin to see a connection to the series WSBradio recently ran on Narconon-Georgia, a Scientology related drug rehab center.

Below is a information assembled from the above mentioned sources:

Ronald Corona Jr
Ronald Corona Jr
Who was Ronald Corona?
 [norcross.patch] Ronald Corona Jr., 39, had been living in Norcross. His life had taken a few twists and turns since graduating magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., with a degree in pharmacology in 1997.

He moved to Philadelphia after graduating from the Boston school and began working as a pharmacist. Most recently he had been living in the Guest Inn near downtown Norcross working as a counselor at Narconon of Georgia, a Norcross-based drug rehab center.

The details are a bit incomplete, but his mother said he had entered Narconon for an alcohol addiction, and after finishing the program, he completed a training program in April to become a Narconon counselor so he could help others. But then suddenly he ended contact with friends and his family and his mother filed a missing person report.
Falling Off The Wagon
 [anonymous entry@TippingPoint] When Ron confessed to me that he had fallen off the wagon and had started drinking again we talked about his options. I tried to convince him to go to another facility for help this time. When Narconon took him on as a staff member he was not paid much but in return they did provide him with housing. the same housing he was staying in as a patient. If he left Narconon he would be out of a home and a job.

I could not convince him to leave Narconon. He really thought that they had his best interest in mind. When we last spoke on August 11,2012 he said he was going to talk to one of the counselors and they would know what to do. 24 hours later his body was found by police.

Unidentified Body Found
 [] [AUG.13.12] Someone called to report a suspicious person either dead or sleeping behind a Norcross business early Monday morning. What police found was man who may have been murdered.

But with no cause of death, victim identity or witness, they had very little to go on.
The call came in around 2:30 a.m. after someone spotted the man behind the business at 25 South Technology Pkwy., according to Gwinnett County police.

“When officers arrived on scene they discovered a male deceased with several head injuries from an unknown origin,” police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.
It's unclear how long the man has been dead and whether he died in that location.
The man did not have in his possession any identification or any artifacts leading to his identity, Cpl. Ritter said.

Man Found Dead Identified 
[] [AUG.24.12] Police have identified the body of a man found dead behind a business in the city of Peachtree Corners. But weeks later, the cause of his death remains a mystery. Gwinnett County police said the man has been identified as Mr. Ronald Corona, originally of Pennsylvania.
But they said the 39-year-old has been living in the Gwinnett area since November 2011.

Drug Overdose Cause Of Mystery Man's Death
Peachtree Corners Technology Park
[] [OCT.15.12]  A man found dead in a Gwinnett County office park died from using cocaine, the county’s medical examiner’s office said Monday.
Ronald Corona Jr., 39, was found around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 13 on Technology Parkway South in Peachtree Corners. Gwinnett officer were dispatched to the area following a report of a suspicious person “sleeping or possibly dead” behind a business.
Officers located Corona’s body, but could not immediately identify him. Investigators released pictures of Corona’s tattoos in order to learn his name.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Corona had been living in the Gwinnett area since November, police said.

Ronald Joseph Corona Jr. Laid To Rest
[][SEP.01.12] Ronald Joseph Corona Jr., 39, of Berwick, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Born in Berwick on November 19, 1972, he was the son of Joanna Ursi and the late Ronald Joseph Corona Sr., who passed away on January 18, 2011.

A friend to everyone fortunate enough to have known him and his warm, welcoming personality, intelligence and sense of humor, Ronnie loved animals, enjoyed working out and was also an accomplished hunter and fisherman. Ronnie was known for his willingness to help anyone, friend or stranger, with anything at any time. 

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